Moyenne and The Ethnic Jazz Club extend heartfelt condolences to its Northwest Laventille Cultural Movement and Desperadoes family and to the Spencer, Edingborough and Haywood families on the death of drummer Larry Haywood.  Larry was the brother of Moyenne’s resident drummer Gary Haywood and a protegée of Moyenne founding member Donald Junior Noel. 

A beautiful, loving, generous, open and talented man.  May he journey swiftly and safely to our ancestors.  May his family and friends be comforted and rest in the assurance that we remain forever united in spirit.

Listen: Albums and Podcasts

The album New Hope, Moyenne's first release, is available exclusively on this website. Musicians: Chantal Esdelle - keys, Glenford Kevin Sobers-steelpans, Donald Noel Jr - djembe, Moses Auguste - bass, Sean Thomas - drums, guests Theron Shaw - guitar, Michelle Marfan - flute.

New Hope

Moyenne

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Recorded at Caribbean Sound Basin EJC 001

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The album Imbizo Moyenne is available on iTunes and features new arrangements of two songs recorded on the New Hope album.  Musicians: Chantal Esdelle - keys, Glenford Kevin Sobers - steelpans, Donald Noel Jr. - congas, Darren Sheppard - drums, Douglas Redon - bass.

Listen to EJC Jazz Cuts, recordings of live performances by Chantal Esdelle and Moyenne, Earl Rodney, Mavis John, Elan Parle, Douglas Redon, Natasha Joseph, Darren Sheppard, Stacey Sobers and many others at the EJC Jazz Studio, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.   

Considering Carnival: Carnival Buzz  

Here in Trinidad and Tobago we are finding ways to keep our Carnival memory in tact; pan performances, fetes in your living room, carnival tents on YouTube, Junior Calypso Competitions online.  Most importantly we have at least one consistent source to go to to find out about it:Peter Blood’s “Pulse by Bloodline” is online, on FaceBook. 
https://www.facebook.com/Pulse-by-Bloodline-103874954987344 

The EJC’s “Woodbrook Party” on Saturday 6th February will feature a live performance by Moyenne and special…

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Considering Carnival: Back Yard Jam 

This week I’ve been listening to “things Carnival”;  you, songs, news updates.  The word that has floated to the top of my consciousness is “Backyard Jam”.  Could this be the way we celebrate Carnival in 2021 and re-think the essentials of Carnival practice?  Its emergence is being met in the same way many of the tenets of carnival originally were, with restrictions and repression.  The similarity in reception may indicate a similarity in its significance to Carnival while its size presents a way to engage…

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Considering Carnival (Introduction) 

Carnival is more than a parade.  It is a ritual of creation and interaction through which and in which African Heritage people in the Americas remember their ancestors. their heritage, their connection and their power.  It is where we in Trinidad have placed our Canboulay feast, the feast that recognises the end of our forced servitude and reminds us that liberation is an ongoing exercise. The question then is never if we will participate in Carnival arts (pan, kaiso and mas’) in the weeks preceding the…

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